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(p. 207) Assimilative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 

(p. 207) Assimilative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
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(p. 207) Assimilative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
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George Stricker

, and Jerry Gold

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190690465.003.0010
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date: 25 May 2019

Assimilative psychodynamic psychotherapy maintains a relational psychodynamic focus and methodology but assimilates interventions from other orientations seamlessly when it might help to facilitate treatment for the patient. In order to understand the potential value of these interventions drawn from other orientations, accommodation is necessary. This is done by means of an expanded three-tier model. The importance of the therapeutic relationship, particularly with regard to providing a corrective emotional experience, and the value of self-understanding is stressed. An illustrative case is presented, research summarizing the equivalent efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy is presented, and directions for future development are suggested.

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